Monday, 24 November 2014

PODCAST: Death in Heaven

In keeping with Eleventh Hour Podcast tradition, the final podcast in a season's run has had a leisurely release. That being said, this is relatively snappy by our regular standards.

Death in Heaven, then, is the slightly incomprehensible series 8 finale in which Miss Master and the Cybermen hook up to revivify the dead solely so they can become slaves to whoever owns the controls. You've gotta wonder what's in it for the Cybermen but actually, like most Doctor Who villains, they've never been the best at nefarious plans.

Join Joe, Chris and Donald in a cup as we discuss the evasive nature of language, bad voiceovers, what the correct response is to a permission to squee, and - briefly and for what we hope is the only time - a particular bodily fluid.

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Oh! Finally, if you want more Joe and Chris, remember to look for our unthemed podcast Joe & Chris Do a Thing!
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Friday, 7 November 2014

PODCAST: Dark Water

Ooh, that sneaky dark water. Hiding the truth until just the perfect moment, to wring maximum dramatic tension out of a scenario. According to the BBC, the perfect moment in question is in a trailer shoved on to the end of the previous week's episode, thus rendering both the reveal and - it appears, given the events so far - the entire time Steven Moffat spent coming up with the dark water concept entirely pointless.

Still, despite that, much to enjoy. Some great Jenna action, a shock departure (for now), the spirit of Malcolm Tucker, more of the current, unappealing design of a classic villain and THAT.

If you've seen the episode, you'll know what THAT is and how you feel about it. Well, it's done now. No going back.

Join Joe and Chris as they kick the table the recorder is on, talk over Donald, reveal their thoughts on THAT and nail their PC-brigade colours to the mast.

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Friday, 31 October 2014


Surprise! Welcome to the super-secret pilot of Joe & Chris Do a Thing. We're often asked if we'd consider doing episode of The Eleventh Hour Podcast about things other than Doctor Who while that series is off the air but we've never quite felt it was the right move for something that entirely identifies as a Doctor Who podcast, so here's our elegant solution.

Joe & Chris Do a Thing is intended to run completely separately from EH? on an entirely different feed but, since you're the only audience we have, we wanted to see what you thought of this long, spoilery trawl through the Saw movie franchise, just in time for Halloween.

If this isn't your scene, no worries, just ignore it, or delete it and forget it ever happened but if you have any comments at all, we'd love to hear from you.


(Doctor Who listeners, if you've not synced your podcasts lately, you may have missed our IN THE FOREST OF THE NIGHT episode)

Thursday, 30 October 2014

PODCAST: In the Forest of the Night

The Doctor fights trees. Or rather doesn't. In the single greatest arboreal threat since The Happening, these leafy bastards crop up out of nowhere and with the help of their fairy brethren actually save us from being fried alive, then bugger off.


Well, thanks for that, Frank Cottrell-Boyce. In the Forest of the Night is a genuine curio, an episode you'll hear more than once on this podcast described as "not 100% successful" but which coasts by on some pretty effortless charm (even as it stirs up a medication controversy).

Join Joe and Chris as they cryptically hint at something else they have planned, explain why you shouldn't get the bus home if you have particularly awful spelling, do a teeny bit of belching and largely don't know what the hell to make of this episode of Doctor Who.

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Thursday, 23 October 2014

PODCAST: Flatline

People have often criticised Doctor Who villains for being less than three-dimensional, but it's never been truer than in the case of the Bonus. Bolus? Boners? What's that? Boneless? If you insist.

With the Doctor stuck in a tiny TARDIS (and presumably fulfilling filming duties elsewhere, while getting a continuity-breaking haircut), it's time for Clara to be The Doctor and be cold, dark and scary while doing it? If you insist.

So, do we hate it or what, or is this write-up a clever blind to hide our true feelings about Jamie Mathieson's second Doctor Who script? If only there was some way to find out...

Join Joe and Chris as they further assassinate listener Donald's character, strangle adorable talking dogs in bizarre thought experiments, use up a lot of train-related songs they didn't get to last week and hint at a potential future project. Excite-o-times!

(The audio this week is oddly inconsistent in volume and panning and we are unsure why. We've tried to minimise it as much as possible but not totally. We hope it does not trouble your ears too much.)

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Friday, 17 October 2014

PODCAST: Mummy on the Orient Express

After Robots of Sherwood and Mummy on the Orient Express, we give ourselves over to wonder what other established title could have a fantastical creature or machine added to it to make future Doctor Who titles and cookie-cutter plots? Could it be The Vampire Strikes Back? To Cerberus With Love? The Ghost Busters (basically The Dam Busters, but with ghosts)? Or perhaps Mo Money, Mokèlé-mbèmbé? (That's our pick)

Jamie Mathieson makes his Doctor Who debut with this story that pulls at a spare thread left over from The Big Bang four years ago, and finds an extremely workable concept on the end of it.

Join Joe and Chris as they visit the toilet, click their fingers, reveal Donald's secret hobby, play to their ever-silent live audience and, to their amazement on a day when they were both really tired, stay awake. Personal triumphs all around.

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Thursday, 9 October 2014

PODCAST: Kill the Moon

It's Quel Dommage! It's Kelda Holmes! It's KILL THE MOON; the possibly allegorical, hugely unscientifical, improbably bacterial tale of some kind of Space Charizard and its unlikely reproductive process.

First time Doctor Who writer Peter Harness straps himself into the writer's chair and proceeds to split the fanbase violently in half. Is it a pro-life allegory? Is it patronising and sexist? Is it simply marvellous drama? We don't feel that a consensus can be reached on that, but at least we can all rest safely in the knowledge that the science is utterly nonsensical.

Join Joe and Chris as they burp, make loud noises with their chairs, have their Donald Tolerance pushed to the limit, say "Lundvik" quite a lot and generally do that thing of tying themselves in knots trying to debate the big issues without wanting to offend anyone at all. It's a tough life.

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Friday, 3 October 2014

PODCAST: The Caretaker

The most controversial series of Eleventh Hour Podcast continues! Though, thankfully, in this case it doesn't mean increased sexual content, racism, or blasphemy, just that we once again politely disagree about the episode's quality. One of us liked it, one of us didn't. Which was which? You'll just have to find out!

In this podcast you will also hear:
  • Joe's most complicated joke setup ever
  • TWO Final Fantasy musical references
  • A discussion as to the relative ease of spontaneous lying
  • More about the stilted direction of Mike Oldfield's "Pictures in the Dark" video
  • Continuing evidence of Donald's attempt to take over the podcast
  • And maybe even some discussion of the episode

Who's been reeling from the balls? Who can do the needful? Just how many individual lines establish that Danny is a soldier and the Doctor doesn't like soldiers? All these questions and more will be answered by the podcast we hope is good enough for you...

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Thursday, 25 September 2014

PODCAST: Time Heist

"It's not just a bank heist, it's a time travel heist", so says the Doctor, missing the opportunity to say the title and causing massed cheers. So, Steve Thompson is back behind the wheel for at least the majority of the script. Will it be third time lucky for the guy who's famously unpopular with us, or will it be business as usual?

Join Joe and Chris as incorrect corrections are offered, incorrect Scottish Independence Referendum results are discussed and the usual cavalcade of belches and sniffing noises are routinely not edited out.

And now a fun game. How many voicermails will Donald leave this week?

a) 0
b) 1-2
c) 3-5
d) 6 or more.

If you are correct, well done, you've won a time travel heist plot that doesn't hold up to any scrutiny. You have also won this if you are wrong.

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Friday, 19 September 2014


"Listen to LISTEN". That's what it's going to say on the link to the podcast this week and there's frankly nothing we can do about that.

It's been a while since we've had to deal with an episode that's garnered near universal praise, the kind where dissenters are treated like there's something wrong with them, and it's odd how the pressure to deliver can build up, even for an irreverent, low-hassle podcast such as ours. How well do we do? You can find out when you listen to LISTEN.

This week there are fewer technical issues and we manage to avoid locking ourselves out, but due to a confluence of vehicle and builder noise, the outside efficiently breaks in a few times.

But anyway, come join us for a surprisingly broad range of opinions, noises, embarrassing and poorly-thought-out comments and pronunciations of Capaldi.

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Friday, 12 September 2014

PODCAST: Robot of Sherwood

In Robot of Sherwood, Mark Gatiss added another string to his bow (ho ho!) by writing a Doctor Who episode that was pure knockabout comedy. It can be difficult to get the tone on these historical farces right - if the plot is too silly or the jokes don't land then it can all fall apart and become The Shakespeare Code.

So which way did it go? You'll hear both extremes of opinion this week, and well as our customary fidgety noises, one listener's surprising revelation as to how he pictures us and our theory as to why the robots just wanted to eat pizza and listen to reggae.

Another thing that happened this week is that our attempt to record a more compact episode than our somewhat bloated offerings of late ironically led to a recording that took well over three hours to complete. What was the hilarious incident which led to such a mammoth recording session? You'll just have to listen to find out!


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Friday, 5 September 2014

PODCAST: Into the Dalek

Would you make a good Dalek? It probably depends which definition of "good" is being used, and therein lies the problem with the word itself.

Despite the clearly fascinating conversational possibilities brought about by this linguistic tripwire, we thought we might end up with quite a short show this week, but our feedback massive had other ideas. We were so distracted that neither of us even thought to mention how impressed we were with Into the Dalek's interpretation of Hartnell's very first Dalek adventure as the moment he first realises what it means to be the Doctor ("The Doctor is not the Daleks"). It's sweet, it's nostalgic and - if you've seen the very first few episodes of Doctor Who ever - it's completely accurate.

We're certainly living up to the Eleventh Hour name this week, being released incredibly late. We'd beg your forgiveness, but the general reaction from people is that they've just come to expect it,. Damn.

Join Joe and Chris as they discuss soundtrack possibilities, create the worst ending for a Sherlock Holmes adventure ever, require the window to be open (thus allowing a lot of jet aircraft noise onto the podcast again), mention Jim Watari and talk about blood being forcibly removed from their bodies.


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Friday, 29 August 2014

PODCAST: Deep Breath

Doctor Who is back! Yes, Science Fiction's great behemoth has returned and, even if over the past few years we've seen that the great beast start to look a little shabby, and even if we've glanced into its innards and seen some stuff in there that doesn't quite seem healthy, and even if this extended metaphor isn't really working anymore, still Doctor Who is back! And that of course means that your trusty Eleventh Hour Podcast is properly back, even if that only means that two guys have to be in the same place together (physically or electronically) drinking Pepsi Max and devoting at least a little time to the programme in question.

At one point you probably shouldn't have held your breath (ho ho) in anticipation of a new episode, but Joe and Chris have actually managed to fulfill these relatively minor conditions. Here we go once again, then, for some ramblings on 'Deep Breath', the episode that makes our name really, really out-of-date. What did we think of it? Well, expectations can be high, especially when a well-known furious Scot is piloting the beast (stop that - Ed.) but let's say this much: if we had started our podcast now we probably wouldn't have called ourselves the "Deep Breath Podcast".

Anyway, enough of this gay banter. Join our loveable idiots once more as they try and sneak in wrestling chat, reference a song referenced in the MST3K episode 'Soultaker' and once more make fun of our loyal listeners. It's good to be back, baby!



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Friday, 8 August 2014

PODCAST: Episode Zero - Series 8


That's right: the Doctor Who podcast with the out-of-date name is back! The podcast that nearly had all the love for Doctor Who bashed out of it during the previous two-year-long 13 part series is not dead yet!

You probably know the score about episode zeroes by now: no music, minimal editing and - and this is the big difference - a more lax attitude to information relating to later episodes (only officially released information is covered, however). An interesting balancing act when, for the first time, one of us knows basically nothing and the other knows far too much thanks to Marcelo Camargo. If we're being honest, this was mainly an excuse to get us up and running again, and we hope few of you will begrudge us this opportunity.

So, once again join Joe and Chris as they find out whether tears are enough (they are not), if Heath Slater could possibly beat Seth Rollins (he can), whether you should go tell your dad (the horny dude) and finally which one of us is a bona-fide bastard (it's Joe).


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Friday, 21 March 2014

PODCAST: Daytime of the Doctor

Your EHPodcast pals are back after the traditional delay that follows a standalone special episode of Doctor Who. Have two of them in a row and the delay grows to enormous proportions. See? It's clearly not our fault.

Anyway, plug in and enjoy as we talk about The Day of the Doctor and The Time of the Doctor. Hear about Joe's face-to-face with Steven Moffat at an industry event and Chris's brief encounter with a more famous Chris in the Drill Hall toilets.

Joe talks philosophy, takes a phone call and continues to dig himself a personal hole using the power of the spoken word. In turn, Chris makes the mistake of attempting to reference Booker T's infamous slip-up at at WCW's Spring Stampede 1997, with unsexy results.

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